This is reference to (HPA)’s circular (IUL)23-L/452/2021/12 dated 26th December 2021 with guidance to international travellers including locals and foreigners.

Following reports of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant spread in several countries and pursuant to the Public Health Act 7/2012 sections 3, 12 and 34, the following measures are to be implemented for  travellers to the Maldives, effective 27th December 2021, until further notice from HPA. 

  1. All  individual(s) should hold a valid negative PCR test result with a sample taken at most 96 hours prior to embarkation at first port enroute to Maldives. This requirement is not mandatory for children below the age of 1 (one) year.
  2.  All individual(s) except tourists should undertake PCR testing between 3-5 days after arrival.
  3. Locals and long term work visa holders who have not received all the prescribed doses of a COVID-19 vaccine that has been approved by Maldives Food and Drug Authority or in WHO’s Emergency Use Listing and not completed 14(fourteen) days (prior to date of arrival) after receiving the. approved prescribed dose(s) of COVID-19 vaccine, would be required to quarantine for 14-days (fourteen) after arrival to Maldives. Children below the age of 12 (twelve) years are exempted from this quarantine. The travellers who are required to quarantine should register for prior approval 24-48-hours before travelling by providing required details to [email protected]. Such individual(s) must obtain a negative PCR test result on completion of the 14 days, before they are released from quarantine. 
  4. Travellers who recently recovered from COVID-19 (previous infection within 60 days prior to date of departure), please follow the instructions stated in Guidance for Positive recovered International Travellers. 

Travel advisory released on 27th November 2021 in reference to Health Protection Agency announcement number: (IUL)23-L/23/2021/306 regarding reports of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant spread in Southern African countries is void from 27th December 2021.


Updated on 22 Jan 2022